BENSLOW MUSIC - Hitchin, Herts
Monday 4th May - Thursday 7th May 2020Benslow is a dedicated centre for music hosting many courses for all abilities throughout the year. GREGORIAN CHANT: THE JOY OF SINGING uses texts which express singing and music.
4-day residential course.
This is an immersive course for singers and for those with interests in the history of music, theology, meditation, and cultural history, which works through reading, learning and singing the chant.
The price (Resident: £420 Non-Resident: £320) includes 3 nights accommodation, and a cooked breakfast, lunch and supper each day. The excellent catering staff also provide cake and biscuits at coffee and tea time. There is a bar, and a wonderful garden.
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SARUM COLLEGE - Salisbury
Saturday 31st October 2020 10 am - 4 pm
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A CHANT DAY NEAR YOU
are a chance to experience Gregorian chant
in a friendly, entertaining, informative and enjoyable context.
All are invited and welcome to join
- women & men - singers & non-singers -
experienced singers & beginners
We begin with singing simple hear-and-respond repetitions,
followed by a brief working look at Gregorian notation;
and then recite a short yet complete Monastic service for the Third Hour.
The day is structured around the traditional Benedictine monastic hour services
these 15 minute meditative services are recited mainly in English.
Sessions work toward an informal performance of a sequence of chant
including some of the rich heritage of Latin chant.
The day is led by John Rowlands-Pritchard who worked as a professional singer in the cathedral choirs of Ely and of Wells, and as an oratorio soloist; and founded the group Opus Anglicanum, 5 singers and a reader.
Studied mediaeval song with Professor John Stevens and early Gregorian chant with Dr. Mary Berry at Cambridge, illustrating lectures and broadcast talks for both.
Sang as a Cantor with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge for recital work and recording in many European cathedrals and abbeys, and in the Vatican.
Has directed Gregorian Chant Days for university music departments, cathedral choirs, music festivals, and adult education colleges.
Is an honorary Associate of the Royal School of Church Music for work with the chant.
Has recently worked for Glastonbury Abbey, Benslow Music, with the Benedictine monks of Silverstream Priory Co.Meath Ireland, Sarum College, Dorchester Arts, Ledbury Poetry Festival and Seattle Cathedral Compline Choir
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